Following up with the post of Body Scrubs for the Summer, here are some absolutely easy to make foot scrubs. I tend to use a foot scrub at least thrice a week to get those dead cells off my feet. Regular exfoliating helps to keep my feet clean, hydrated and moisturised.
Why a foot scrub?
Simple! Exfoliating the dead skin off the feet has loads of benefits. Not only do they keep your skin soft and smooth but also help in eliminating smelly feet. When you also massage your feet with the scrub it leads to enhanced blood circulation and relaxes your feet. Massage each foot for at least 5 minutes with the pressure you can take.
My tip to make the scrubs work wonders: Soak your feet in a tub of tolerable hot water for at least 10 minutes before you start with the exfoliating. If you can add a handful of foot soak, it would work wonders in relaxing those tired feet. Dip your feet again in some warm water and wash your feet with cool water and pat dry. You’ll end up having baby soft feet! That is my son’s feet peeping out of the comforter 🙂
And here we go, I’ve scouted the net and tried these three foot scrubs that work awesomely. Not only do they clean my feet but keep it soft for at least a few days. I also use the SweetAlmond foot and nail cream at nights by The Natures Co that is pending a review! My review list seems to be never ending!
Sugar me up!
This is one scrub you cant go wrong with. Take two tablespoons of sugar. I use brown sugar. Mix this with one teaspoon of either your favourite moisturizer ( preferably a foot one! ) or a teaspoon of olive oil. Mix well. Apply this on your feet. The sugar granules will exfoliate and the olive oil or the moisturizer will pamper your feet. Wash off with cool water and pat dry. You can skip using a foot moisturiser post this scrubbing.
The Three C’s = Coffee , Cinnamon and Cocoa
Take a handful of coffee beans and grind to the consistency of sand. If you don’t have coffee beans take a tablespoon of coffee powder. Add a teaspoon of cinnamon powder ( I keep this slightly coarse), a teaspoon of brown sugar and two tablespoons of olive oil. Mix really well. I love the fragrance of coffee. I find it invigorating. Sometimes I add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to this to give it a minty fragrance. The cinnamon and coffee helps to exfoliate while the sugar helps to cleanse your soles.
Mix 1/4th cup of sugar ( as always, I prefer brown sugar) with a tablespoon of coconut oil. Add to this a teaspoon of aloe vera gel and 2 tablespoons of lime juice. Mix this really well. Apply on your feet and leave it on for at least 3 – 4 minutes. Massage each foot for at least 5 minutes and wash off with warm water. The lemon juice helps to get rid of the tan on your feet.
You can store any extra mix in an air tight container. Keep it refrigerated.
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